Iroquois and Wabanaki Beadwork

Iroquois pincushion

I’ve always loved handwork of all kinds, especially quilting and beading.  My family has some old beadwork that I never realized held clues to our heritage.  After seeing similar pieces, I realized the beadwork pieces I had were carrying a message about who my ancestors were.  Amazing sometimes the clues we miss.

There’s a great blog about Iroquois, Wabanaki and Penobscot handwork, in particular, beadwork, and heritage.

http://iroquoisbeadwork.blogspot.com/

Part 1 – http://iroquoisbeadwork.blogspot.com/2013/01/wabanaki-beadwork-part-1.html

Part 2 – http://iroquoisbeadwork.blogspot.com/2013/01/wabanaki-beadwork-part-2.html

The person who write this blog, Gerry Biron, has also written books and articles on the subject – http://www.gerrybiron.com/pages/publications.html

Here’s their website – http://www.gerrybiron.com/

Enjoy.

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About robertajestes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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2 Responses to Iroquois and Wabanaki Beadwork

  1. Canyon Wolf says:

    FYI – Gerry is a guy!

  2. Oops. Thanks. Will change it:)

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